Re: Vitamin/Supplements for Depression
I have had my best successes conquering depression (10 years after original diagnosis) by consulting with a nutropath (??)
I filled out a lengthy questionnaire about my menses, my eating and sleeping habits, etc...She followed up with some questions, looked at a blood panel my general practitioner had done, then suggested I take or increase my intake of several vitamins.
B Vitamins kick depressions ***, and help burn fat, too(??)
Iron or/herbal iron supplement are super helpful, too
And various other blends and mixes of herbal products
My nutropath is available by email 24 hours a day, and it rarely takes her more than a few hours to get back to me.
I was taking 200mg of Zoloft at it's peak, and while I was pregnant ("Don't worry, it won't cross the placenta," they said.) Well, they lied, and I am lucky my last child wasn't born with birth defects. Shortly after learning that Zoloft has been linked to birth defects, I took myself off (my daughter was 3), and started shooting from the hip.
If this is what you are considering, I highly recommend you talk it through with the health professionals in your life, be your own advocate, but I scared alot of people by not doing this the "right" way.
I still have bad days, but find they align with my menstrual cycle (so I give my hubby a heads up and it always works out fine), and the good days are way more frequent and way better than they have ever been!